All's good at the Long and Rocky Place. All bets are on a snow-less remainder of winter. I'm waiting for the blackberry blossoms to get just a bit fatter...
Did you know that the state of Iran has policies, decrees, and fatwas in place forbidding the state, on the basis of Quranic injunctions for the most part,
from posessing chemical or nuclear weapons. I was fascinated to learn this while listening to Gareth Porter on Michael Slate's Show entitled,
"What Does Dr. Strangelove Have to Do with What We Know About Iran's Nuclear Intentions and March 8 as a Day of a Nationwide Fight Against the War on Women."
For further explanation of the Iranian tip, skip to apprx. 00:25:05. I was most compelled by this interesting Iranian state/Shia Islam trivia.
After a bit, the program veers into some speech pertaining to the War on Women, which this listener found much less palatable for the following primary reason:
the speaker seems to be expertly skilled in the dark arts of oratory conflation. I'm not accusing her of intentionally muddying the waters of constructive debate.
Perhaps she has so much actionabale information to disseminate that she just can't help herself. I believe that abused women should know there are innumerable
good people out there who empathize with their experiences and share their visions of reformation.
I mistakenly stated that The Dada Weatherman's album folK.it.Up was a preview of an upcoming release. More accurately, folK.it.Up is (from the horse's mouth),
"A mini folk album while waiting for the blue.BUG to come out. It is a mix of songs that didn’t make the cut on any album."
...featuring an excerpt of "Apex Chappelle" from Route 9 by Uncle Milk | CC BY 4.0
an excerpt of "Radiologie" from Explorations Sonores by Antoine Guiry | CC BY-SA 3.0
an excerpt from Sui Juris, formerly carried on KZFR Community Radio
and an excerpt of the No Agenda Show by Adam Curry & John C. Dvorak | CC BY-SA 3.0
...featuring "Advertising, Whatever" from the No Agenda Show
"Pay Up, Pricks" by John C. Dvorak from the No Agenda Show
and an excerpt of "One for Brownie" from A lil Somethin' Somethin' by The Good Lawdz
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Most selections are slightly altered, modified, and/or mixed with other selections. Many tracks are voiced over. My intent is to compose in the spirit of my inspirations: the diverse variety of terrestrial and Internet radio programming I grew up listening to and continue to consume (more "podcasts" these days, thank heavens). There are certain disc-jockey and pre-produced radio "treatments" we, as a society, have grown accustomed to hearing. These include cross-fades, fade-ins, fade-outs, auto-ducks (as Audacity and I call them), voice-overs, stingers and bumpers that may bleed slightly into primary content, etc. These minor manipulations (and major manipulations too, for my money) do very little to detract from the significance of the content they effect. Personally, my mind has only been pried farther open upon exposure to this flavor of signal transmission artistry. I intend to help to push some corner of that envelope. The last thing I intend to do is obscure the authorship of the skilled industrialists whose work I feature, or infringe upon their due credit. If you need details on any of these modifications, feel free to ask me at firstname.lastname@example.org.↩
I mistakenly stated that The Dada Weatherman's album folK.it.Up was a preview of an upcoming release. More accurately, folK.it.Up is, "A mini folk album while waiting for the blue.BUG to come out. It is a mix of songs that didn’t make the cut on any album."↩
also from Stratford Ct.↩